Encounters – Performance, photography, collaboration – edited by Dominic Johnson [publication]


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Encounters is an extensive collection of Manuel Vason’s photographic collaborations with artists working in performance. Vason’s beautifully stylized and vividly constructed images question relations and boundaries between the body and space, architectures and the event, and between actions, time and memory. Published by Arnolfini to accompany the first major exhibition of Vason’s work in the UK, and edited by Dominic Johnson, Encounters brings together exciting new critical essays on Vason’s collaborative images, by Rebecca Schneider, Tracey Warr and Kate Random Love. Through the lens of Vason’s practice, these essays explore performance and photography, documentation and portraiture, and the challenging historical relationships between each development. The publication also contains a series of commissioned artist writings on the collaborative process, by Ernst Fischer, Helen Spackman, Richard Hancock and Traci Kelly, Anne Seagrave, and other performance practitioners. Arnolfini Gallery Ltd, Bristol, 2007, 218 pages, colour photograhs throughout, 28.2cm x 22.6cm ISBN 978-0907738848

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